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SFO to MLE
Looking at options on this routing, based off of a TPG article. I am looking to use my Mileage Plan to fly CX and possibly UR to fly SQ. When I search through Mileage Plan, only EK shows up. I though I could book CX through Alaska. Am I missing something? Also, I’ll take any recommendations for routing. I even contemplated going to JFK to possibly fly EY apartment, but I do not know if I’m in a program that would transfer. I would probably purchase J class and hope to bid up.
It could be possible that CX just hasn’t released any inventory for that day. If you can get on an A380 I would take EK.
CX reward inventory is not loaded into the Mileage Plan search engine. You can search BA.com for CX inventory but that doesn’t mean AS will have access to that reward as apparently CX releases different inventory sets to different partners. The best thing to do is call or use a search service. Start with BA.com, call and if not then a search service.
Pretty sure KE flies to MLE. Fly the B747-8 first class out of SFO. First class is only 105K points. Transfer UR. SQ is going to be 138K. The least expensive is CX at 70K but the HKG-MLE will be in business. Still great deal. Good luck, I’d look into the KE option. Emirates is 180K. Not for the frugal.
CX inventory doesnt show up when searching on Alaska’s website. You have to search for space using the online tools from BA/QF/JL/CX and then call AS to book it. Of course, you can also just call them directly and have them search for you but personally, I like to find the space myself and then just feed the information to the agent. However, it is entirely possible that CX has not released any award seats for your travel dates, as [USER=701]@Brad B[/USER] says.
With EY, you need miles in their own program or AA too book. EY’s chart is distance based and can get very expensive. You can transfer points from Starwood, Amex MR or Citi TY to Etihad. Only Starwood can transfer points to AA.
Thanks. I was considering January 18′, but am completely open. SFO does have EK A380, so maybe that would be fine, as well as SQ A350. I’ve flown SQ class J, so I was trying to diversify.